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Way to Create Your Personal Herb Garden in Your Kitchen

There is no other thing that adds taste and aroma to food like healthy and green herbs from the garden. However for people living in metropolitan cities and urban accommodations, usually, there is no time and opportunity to make herb garden in the kitchen.

However, if you wish to plant your own herbs, it is possible and a great thought to grow herbs in indoors. And you do not require having a very big space. The essential thing to have is a glowing area, where you obtain a good amount of sun exposure for herbs and the type of herbs you wish to plant. Select an area in your kitchen with sufficient air flow, and it must be close to the window.

With relation to choosing the soil and pots in which you wish to raise your herbs, bring a pot which is approximately 6 inches or bigger and has seepage holes. The bigger the pot, the extra space there will be for the roots of the herb or plant to develop. About the soil, select a quality mix that comprises lightweight granules and ingredients such as vermiculite or perlite.

According to the size and type of plant, you will need to pour water to it appropriately. Make sure to keep the soil moderately wet for plants such as chives, basil, parsley and mint. A fine procedure to verify if your plant requires more water pouring is through sticking your finger in the soil equal to an inch. In case it feels arid, it is the right time to pour water to it. Never forget to apply organic fertilizer in the herb soil regularly (every few weeks).

Here are the different types of herbs you can grow in your small kitchen garden:

  • Basil
  • Bay
  • Chives
  • Cilantro
  • Dill
  • Mints
  • Oregano
  • Parsley
  • Rosemary
  • Sage
  • Thyme

It is recommended to put the pots near or directly beneath your window to make best use of sunlight effectiveness. In monsoon and rainy seasons, make sure to move the pots to the places where there is good sunlight and fresh air. It is important to know the water requirement of plants/herbs you wish to grow. Make sure to feed liquid fertilizer to the growing herbs (especially in the month of spring).  Almost all culinary herbs require 5 to 6 hours of sunlight.

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